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August 01, 1968

Jimi, Mitch and Noel attend a Love-In at Beauregarde Square in New Orleans with music performed by numerous local groups. Jimi speaks to the crowd from a flatbed truck, asking people to attend their concert later that night at City Park Stadium. Jimi Hendrix is photographed on stage during The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s August 1, 1968 concert at City Park Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Michael Bakkum / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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August 02, 1968

A 40-minute set by the Experience is performed at the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas. Their set includes performances of “Purple Haze,” “Fire,” “Foxey Lady,” “Hey Joe,” “Red House,” and “Tax Free” among others. Hendrix closes the set with a destructive sequence has him destroying his Stratocaster and smashing several amps on stage.

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August 03, 1968

The Experience perform at Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas supported by the Soft Machine. Their 62-minute set includes, “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” “Rock Me Baby,” “Foxey Lady,” “I Don’t Live Today,” an aborted version of “Hey Joe,” plus a few notes from “I Feel Fine” and then dive into a version of “Fire.” “Red House” follows then “Purple Haze” and closing with “Wild Thing.”

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August 04, 1968

The Experience perform at Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas. Among the songs performed at the 8:30 p.m. show are “Red House,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Fire,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” Purple Haze,” and “Manic Depression.”

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August 05, 1968

The Experience return to New York City

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August 06, 1968

Jimi Hendrix joined by Larry Coryell and members of Ten Years After for a jam at the Scene in New York City.

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August 07, 1968

A mid-day session at the Record Plant yields some additional mixes of “Long Hot Summer Night,” none of which are tagged as a final version. Linda McCartney photographs the Experience in New York’s Central Park. Several small children are gathered and hang-out with Jimi, Mitch, and Noel on the Alice In Wonderland statue in the heart of Park. Hendrix later chooses these photographs for the cover of the forthcoming Electric Ladyland double-LP.

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August 10, 1968

The Experience are supported by Soft Machine for two performances at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Among the numbers performed were “Foxey Lady,” “Fire,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.”

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August 11, 1968

Performing a 45-minute set at the Colonial Ballroom in Davenport, Iowa, the Experience play “Are You Experienced?” “Lover Man,” “Tax Free,” “Foxey Lady,” “Red House,” “I Don’t Live Today,” and “Fire.”

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August 12, 1968

The Experience return to New York City where Hendrix joins Joan Baez in attendance at the “Operation Airlift Biafra Benefit” at the Scene Club. Hendrix reportedly performs a small set for the event. Jimi Hendrix is joined by Paul Caruso on harmonica at the Record Plant for three demo recordings of “Room Full of Mirrors.”

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August 16, 1968

The Experience perform a 45-minute set at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland with the Soft Machine as the supporting act. The set includes “Are You Experienced?” “Rock Me Baby,” “Foxey Lady,” “Hey Joe,” “Fire,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Purple Haze,” “Wild Thing,” and “Star Spangled Banner.”

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August 17, 1968

The Experience travel to Atlanta where they perform at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.. They are supported by Amboy Dukes (for the first show only), Eire Apparent, Vanilla Fudge and Soft Machine. The second show includes performances of “Red House,” “Purple Haze,” “Wild Thing,” and “Star Spangled Banner” among others.

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August 18, 1968

Supported by Eire Apparent and Soft Machine, the Experience perform a single set at Curtis Hixton Hall in Tampa, Florida.

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August 18, 1968

Radio spot promoting The Experience’s August 18, 1968 concert in Tampa, FL

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August 19, 1968

The new Jimi Hendrix film, “Experience” (aka “See My Music Talking”) by Peter Neal is shown at London’s National Film Theatre as part of a British festival of short films. The film includes a 12-string guitar solo of Hendrix performing “Hear My Train A Comin’.”

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August 20, 1968

A second showing of “Experience” is made at 6:15 p.m. at London’s National Film Theatre. Supported by Soft Machine and Eire Apparent, the Experience perform two shows at the Mosque in Richmond, Virginia. Among the song performed were “I Don’t Live Today” and “Red House.” Jan Bridge interviews Jimi Hendrix for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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August 21, 1968

Completing two performances at the Civic Dome in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Experience are once again supported by Eire Apparent and Soft Machine.

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August 23, 1968

The Experience perform as part of the “New York Rock Festival” at Singer Bowl, Flushing Meadow, Queens. Also appearing on the bill are Janis Joplin, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Chamber Brothers and Soft Machine. The Experience’s 50-minute set consists of “Are You Experienced?” “Fire,” “Red House,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Foxey Lady,” “Like A Rolling Stone,” “Purple Haze,” “Hey Joe,” “Wild Thing,” and “Star Spangled Banner.” Annie Fisher of the Village Voice interviews the Experience for the August 29th issue. A late recording session at the Record Plant results in the completion of “House Burning Down” for the Electric Ladyland album.

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August 24, 1968

The Experience perform at Bushnell Memorial in Hartford, Connecticut supported by Eire Apparent. Henry B. McNulty interviews the Experience for the August 26 issue of the Hartford Courant.

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August 25, 1968

The Experience perform two shows at the Carousel Theatre in Framingham, Massachusetts with support from Soft Machine. The set includes “Johnny B. Goode,” “Hey Joe,” “Sunshine Of Your Love,” “Fire,” “Purple Haze,” “Wild Thing,” and “Star Spangled Banner.” Jimi drives back to New York City immediately following the show.

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August 26, 1968

The Experience perform at Kennedy Stadium in Bridgeport, Connecticut with support from Eire Apparent and Soft Machine.

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August 27, 1968

The Experience return to the Record Plant to put the finishing touches on their forthcoming release, Electric Ladyland. Work on “Gypsy Eyes” on this night focused on the flanging effects, which had studio engineers Eddie Kramer and Gary Kellgren physically putting pressure on the flange reel of the tape deck during recording. While Hendrix and Kramer labored over the master tape for Electric Ladyland, Kallgren, Mitchell and Redding recorded twelve-takes of Redding’s own composition, “How Can I Live,” which later appeared on the debut release for Redding’s new band, Fat Mattress. With only one more track required to complete the album, the group turned to Earl King’s “Come On (Part One)” to fill the final track. After fourteen takes, the final take was selected as the basic track for the album. Electric Ladyland was now complete.

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August 28, 1968

Radio advertisement promoting The Experience’s August 28, 1968 concert in Providence, RI

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August 30, 1968

The Experience fly from New York to Salt Lake City, Utah and book into the Newhouse Hotel. In his hotel room, Jimi Hendrix writes the intricate liner notes to Warner Bros. for the production of the Electric Ladyland. (See the liner notes from the 1997 remastered edition of Electric Ladyland for complete note transcription). The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Langoon Opera House with support from Soft Machine.

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